What does Kappa mean?

Definitions for Kappa
ˈkæp əkap·pa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kappanoun

    the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet

Wikipedia

  1. Kappa

    Kappa (; uppercase Κ, lowercase κ or cursive ϰ; Greek: κάππα, káppa) is the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet, representing the voiceless velar plosive IPA: [k] sound in Ancient and Modern Greek. In the system of Greek numerals, Kʹ has a value of 20. It was derived from the Phoenician letter kaph . Letters that arose from kappa include the Roman K and Cyrillic К. The uppercase form is identical to the Latin K. Greek proper names and placenames containing kappa are often written in English with "c" due to the Romans' transliterations into the Latin alphabet: Constantinople, Corinth, Crete. All formal modern romanizations of Greek now use the letter "k", however. The cursive form ϰ is generally a simple font variant of lower-case kappa, but it is encoded separately in Unicode for occasions where it is used as a separate symbol in math and science. In mathematics, the kappa curve is named after this letter; the tangents of this curve were first calculated by Isaac Barrow in the 17th century.

ChatGPT

  1. kappa

    Kappa is a Greek letter and is often used as a variable in mathematics and physics. It can also refer to Cohen's Kappa in statistics, which is a measure of inter-rater reliability. Additionally, kappa is used to represent the dielectric constant in electromagnetism, the curvature of a curve in differential geometry, and a type of Japanese folklore creature. It may have other meanings as well depending on the specific subject or context.

Wikidata

  1. Kappa

    Kappa is the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet, used to represent the sound in Ancient and Modern Greek. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 20. It was derived from the Phoenician letter kaph . Letters that arose from kappa include the Roman K and Cyrillic К. Greek proper names and placenames containing kappa are often written in English with "c" due to contemporary rendering into the Latin alphabet by ancient Romans. However, transliterations of the modern Greek language invariably use the letter "k". Compare Κυνοσκεφαλαι, Cynoscephalae; κυνος κεφαλαι, kunos kephalai, meaning "dog's heads". In mathematics, the kappa curve is named after this letter; the tangents of this curve were first calculated by Barrow.

Editors Contribution

  1. Kappa

    A popular emoticon on the Twitch streaming platform, usually used to convey sarcasm or a joviality.


    Submitted by joeneil on May 11, 2021  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KAPPA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kappa is ranked #91981 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kappa surname appeared 200 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kappa.

    92.5% or 185 total occurrences were White.
    5% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kappa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kappa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Kappa in a Sentence

  1. Barbara Bradley Baekgaard:

    The Kappa [ Kappa Gamma women's sorority ] house at Michigan State, Kappa Gamma women kind of brag that Kappa Gamma women started the company, kappa Gamma women were Barbara Bradley Baekgaard first test market, and it just grew from there.

  2. Chris Rock:

    Everyone wants to know in the world, is Hollywood racist ? is it ‘ burning cross racist ’ ? No. Is it ‘ fetch me some lemonade racist ’ ? No. It’s a different type of racist. ... Hollywood is ‘ sorority racist. ’ It’s like, we like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.

  3. Chris Rock:

    Is Hollywood racist? You're damn right Hollywood is racist. But it ain't that racist that you've grown accustomed to. Hollywood is sorority racist. It's like: 'We like you Rhonda, but you're not a Kappa,'.

  4. David Clohessy:

    The Kappa Delta Rho is a wake up call, but the Sandusky case should have been a wake up call too.

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